"Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
" is a song written and recorded by Barry White
. Released as a single
from his 1973 album Stone Gon'
, it was a #7 hit in the United States
and reached #14 on the UK singles chart
. It was White's second single to be released in the UK, following "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby
Lisa Stansfield covered
"Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" in 1997, on her eponymous fourth album
. When she took it out as a single
from her long playing
, it reached Number 25 in the UK Singles Chart
, while in the U.S.
, it got to Number 74 in the Billboard Hot 200
Chart, and Number 38 in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Chart, going straight to Number 1
in the Hot Dance Club Play
Chart in that same year. The CD single
release of Stanfield's cover version also included many remixes
of the song made by her, two of which were also contained in the remix album
released as a companion to her previously-mentioned eponymous album. The former was appropriately entitled The #1 Remixes (EP)
(since it included the 4 tracks that reached the Number One
spot of the U.S. Billboard
's Hot Dance Club Play
Chart in 1997/1998
), but was widely known simply as Lisa Stansfield - The Remix Album
The tune was also covered by the band Cake for the soundtrack of the 1997 movie An American Werewolf in Paris, a recording which was also included on the band's 2007 album B-Sides and Rarities.
An instrumental version of "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" appears on jazz musician Peter White's 1994 album Reflections, where it is titled simply "Never Gonna Give You Up" (not to be confused with the Rick Astley song of the same name).